ELF: Fehérvár Enthroners sign ex-Virginia Tech & Green Bay Packers QB Jerod Evans

The Fehérvár Enthroners of the European League of Football have found their new quarterback for the 2023 season. The Enthroners originally signed former Leipzig Kings quarterback Gabriel Cunningham back in 2022, however, the two parties parted ways in March, giving Evans a chance to play in Europe for the first time. Evans on joining the Hungarian ELF team.

“I’m really excited to be here with the Enthroners and the opportunity they have given me to help build and grow the franchise to newer heights. I’m looking forward to practicing with the team meeting all the guys, coaching staff and management to build a good relationship for not just now but the future! I’m really excited and ready to get to work, and compete in the European League of Football this season!”

Evans, 29, is a 6’3 230-lb dual-threat passer with easily the strongest NCAA quarterbacking resume to enter the European League of Football. The Dallas, Texas native was once a triple option quarterback at the Air Force Academy before transferring to Trinity Valley Community College in 2014.  Evans quickly shot up the recruiting boards finishing as the nation’s top-ranked junior college quarterback in the class of 2015, throwing for 3,164 yards and amassing 42 total touchdowns. Eventually, Evans chose Virginia Tech over Missouri, Auburn, and Cal.

The highly touted transfer started for the Hokies in 2016, putting together an all-conference season leading Virginia Tech to the ACC championship game, and a 9-3 record. In that ACC championship game, Evans dueled with future NFL star Deshaun Watson in an epic 35-42 shootout.

Evans’ 2016 season set school records for most passes completed (263), most touchdowns thrown (28), most touchdowns thrown in a game (5), most passing yards, and highest completion percentage, finishing hte season with 3,552 passing yards, 29 touchdowns to just eight interceptions, as well as 12 rushing scores and an impressive 846 yards on the ground.

Evans surprised many as he declared for the NFL Draft following his standout junior season. Unfortunately, the Hokies one year wonder was undrafted but was quickly signed by the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2017 NFL Draft. Following a injury, Evans was waived in pre-season and signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2018, spending two months on the practice squad.

Since his NFL stints, Evans has been a standout in the arena football scene, playing for the Washington Valor, Baltimore Brigade, Carolina Cobras, the Vegas Knight Hawks, and most recently the Northern Arizona Wranglers.

Evans also spend one season in Japan’s X-League playing for the Tokyo Gas Creators in 2021 winning the league’s rookie of the year award.

The talented DI and NFL passer hopes to bring a spark to the Enthroners offense in 2022, as he enters the ELF as the league’s most accomplished NCAA passer. Both Evans and the Enthroners will be looking to make some noise and shake up the standings as they debut in the European League of Football this June.

Alex is a former NCAA and semi-pro American football player who is now located in London, where he works in digital marketing. His goal in writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and